“I look forward to a world where digital and live, global and local, will cease to be binary
opposites and instead, through great storytelling, be partners in advancing our humanity.”

Evan Yionoulis


Obie Award-winning theatre director
"I'm excited for a future where the relationships between artist/audience and professor/pupil blur and enable ongoing states of inspiring and being inspired."�

Brent Bushnell


CEO, Two Bit Circus
“The future is overrated. Now is the time to make a difference.”

Sakchin Bessette


Bridgestone Superbowl XLVI Halftime Show featuring Madonna.
“The future is about losing our compartments. Story is already breaking out of the box and crossing genres.
My vision of the future is story and song, picture and word, the live performer and the digital backdrops.”

Bob Bonniol

“If you go where it's at, by the time you get there it will be gone. So go where it's not
and keep your head open to new possibilities.”

Christopher Janney

“We've created "intelligent" lighting. I foresee "intuitive" lighting that can tap into emotions and react instantly on a stage.
Envision "biorhythmic" light that creates healthy light frequencies in different environments - like outer space!!!“

Anne Militello

“The instant you envision the future, it becomes the present. A paradox worthy of Escher or Steven Wright.”

Marshall Brickman


Oscar winning writer; Annie Hall
“Envision invisible technology enabling instant complex human movement scenes
with people off the street; a sort of minuet of now, helping us leapfrog our in-person inhibitions.
Let's humanize the machine instead of mechanize the people.”

Patrice Regnier


founder ARTeam
“The future? An age of wonder & wisdom, connection & curiosity, ideas - and ideals.”

Michael Hawley


MIT professor
“In the words of Raymond Chandler, the Patron Saint of Game Development:
‘There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science,
and the second is art. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber.
Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.’”

Michael Zyda


founding director of the USC GamePipe Laboratory
“The future of storytelling is in what's happening now. With every innovation, trial and error into uncomfortable territory,
we take steps forward by risking everything each chance we get to create something new and original,
and thereby lay the foundation for even more profound work to arise.”

William Cusick


Producer and Director of Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road)
“The future is an impossibility. There is only now.”

Adam Davis


TAIT
“The future makes me anxious, when will it arrive?”

Jonathan Deans


Award Winning Sound Designer: The Beatles LOVE, Pippin
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 Bob Bonniol 
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Bob Bonniol is a projection and video special effects designer who specializes in the use of scenic video systems and content, as well as interactive video installations. Recent credits include the video special effects design for Shania Twain’s new production at Caesar Palace; video design for Blue Man Group’s new Vegas production at the Monte Carlo; video design for the National Tour of Catch Me If You Can; production design (with Butch Allen) for Johnny Reid’s 2012 tour; production/video design for Vancouver Opera’s Don Giovanni at the Banffe Centre; video content design for Garbage’s new world tour; video design for pop star Paulina Rubio on her world tour; production/video design for the 2012 & 2011 TED Conferences; video Design for America’s Got Talent Live 2011 & 2010; video content design for Reba’s 2011/2012 tour (with Steve Cohen); projection mapping and content design for NBC’s Education Nation broadcasts on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Meet The Press, and MSNBC; video content design for Avril Lavigne’s Black Star World Tour 2011/2012; video content design for P. Diddy on Jimmy Kimmel and in his BET broadcast recording; video system and interactive system design for the current Blue Man Group National Tour; video design for Creed’s 2009/2010 world tour; video design for Nickelback’s enormous Dark Horse Tour 2009/2010; production, direction, and production design for Journey’s 30th Anniversary Live DVD, Revelations (certified Platinum); production design (set, vdeo, and lighting) for Handel’s Messiah Rocks for PBS with the Boston Pops (Emmy Nominated); multimedia design for Sinatra Live at the London Palladium; video content design for Barry Manilow’s Emmy Award-winning show, Music & Passion, at the Las Vegas Hilton. His breakthrough interactive LED installations serve as the centerpiece in four new atriums anchoring the newly constructed Microsoft E & D Campus, in Redmond, WA.
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